The transition from X% to 100% renewable future: perspective and prospective

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Abstract

Until very recent times, the topic of a "100% renewable energy system” was a type of intellectual and mostly academic discussion. But some revolutionary movements in the renewable energy markets, e.g., photovoltaic (PV) cells and wind technologies, have raised hopes and converted "100% renewables” to an attainable scenario in policy and planning analyses with several successful deployment stories already around the world. Here, we investigate some historical background of this new field from the academic literature and the ongoing research directions. We also elaborate on the associated energy system planning challenges in this context.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolygeneration with Polystorage
Subtitle of host publicationFor Chemical and Energy Hubs
EditorsKaveh Rajab Khalilpour
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherElsevier
Chapter16
Pages513-549
Number of pages37
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9780128133064
ISBN (Print)9780128133071
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Keywords

  • 100% renewables
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Flexibility
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Future energy systems
  • Net-negative emission systems
  • Net-zero emission system
  • Network theory
  • Scenarios of scenarios
  • Social network analysis
  • Superscenarios
  • X% renewables

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